Jan 12, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 211
Santa Sangre. Is it the story of a young boy working in the circus? Is it a poignant drama about a slightly overbearing mother? Is it a horror story about a crazy killer? Is it a movie about a super hero? Or a super villain? Or both? Or maybe neither?? Hell, whatever it is... this week we discuss the specifics of Santa Sangre, about Alejandro Jodorowsky as a filmmaker and surrealist cinema as a whole.
And as we try to figure out exactly what we think of Wes Anderson's movies, we also mention... animals and dismembered body parts, Gangs of New York, Circo, elephant funeral, Robert Pattinson, Federico Fellini, Night of the Hunter, Marcel Marceau, red penguins, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Bruce Willis, Blue Velvet, Nicolas Roeg, Moonrise Kingdom, mad scientist kind of stuff, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, S. Darko, Leonardo DiCaprio, Psycho, The Darjeeling Limited, Terrence Malick, The Last Circus, maybe it was the alcohol?, Possession, Lars von Trier, a lot of nightmare, Bottle Rocket, sleeping on top of a truck, Tree of Life, when is surreal in film too surreal, The Alchemist, David Lynch, six straight hours of crying, Rushmore, having a little person friend, David Cronenberg, The Royal Tenenbaums, Beyond the Black Rainbow, the movie that's in your head after you see it... is a masterpiece, never get married, Black Moon, Twin Peaks, Peter Greenaway, I understand less the more I watch it, Donnie Darko, Eraserhead, Cosmopolis, American mythology and Udo Kier: Wedding Planner.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for Santa Sangre and one general spoiler for Holy Mountain. You have been warned.
"I'm just picturing this great mental image... you in a darkened room - drunk, crying, watching this movie..."